YAMADAMACHI, Japan (AP) _ Heath Fell of Michigan State was the only American men’s winner Friday as Japan won seven matches and tied two others to capture the Japan-United States Collegiate Golf Championship.
Fell beat Shingo Katayama of Nihon University 73-78 over the 7,012-yard men’s layout on the Narashino Country Club’s Airport Course.
Jennifar Choi of UCLA and Kristen Putman of Central Florida scored victories in the women’s competition.
Japan outscored the United States 34 points to 26 in the 54-hole championship.
Bud Still of Arkansas, who shot the tournament’s lowest total score, a 211, was selected the most valuable male player. Aki Nakano of Nihon University was the top woman player. She had a 222 total.
TOKYO (AP) - Jack Howell hit a two-run homer and a double as the Yakult Swallows rallied to beat the Yomiuri Giants 11-7 on Friday. Howell has 10 homers this season.
Ralph Bryant hit his ninth homer as the Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Seibu Lions 8-3.
PARIS (AP) - Guy Forget, despite his strong comeback at Wimbledon, was left off the French Davis Cup team selected Friday to play against Sweden in two weeks.
Team captain Georges Goven named Cedric Pioline, Arnaud Boetsch, Olivier Delaitre and Jean-Philippe Fleurian to the squad for the World Group quarterfinals July 15-17 at Cannes.
Forget, ranked 1,130th after missing a year of play because of a knee injury, upset Jim Courier at Wimbledon and reaching the quarterfinals before losing to Goran Ivanisevic.
Pioline, France’s highest-ranked player, lost in the first round.
NISHIWAKI, Japan (AP) - Nobuo Serizawa fired a 6-under-par 66, Friday’s best score, and moved into a share of the second-round lead with Tetsu Nishikawa and Yoshimi Niizeki in the Japan PGA Philanthropy tournament.
Nishikawa fired a 67 and Niizeki a 68 as the three co-leaders completed the 36 holes at 135.
Australian Richard Backwell was one shot back after shooting a 68.
American Brian Watts, Teruo Sugihara and Saburo Fujiki were at 137.
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) - Chikako Matzuzawa shot a career-best 69 Friday and took a two-shot lead after the first round of the Tohato Ladies Tournament.
Tied at 71 were Fuki Kido, Yuka Irie, Megumi Matsuo, Taiwan’s Huang Bie- shyun and South Korea’s Ku Ok-hee.